Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

14 October 2018
20th Sunday after Trinity

“Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate.”

Amos 5: 15

We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


                          Readings this week – 20th  Sunday after Trinity                                   

Amos 5: 6-7,10-15; Hebrews 4:12 -16; Mark 10:17-31

Readings for next Sunday – 21st Sunday after Trinity   
Isaiah 53:4-end; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45                                  



Garry’s Sabbatical

As announced last week, Garry will be taking a sabbatical from 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019. This will include six weeks in South Africa visiting a charitable project with which he has been involved for many years. He will also have some well-deserved rest. We look forward to his return and hearing about his travels. Please pray for him as he prepares for this exciting time.

Gift Day: Felthorpe

A wonderful £410 was given with many people from the village coming into church and enjoying refreshments served from our new facilities.

Indonesian Tsunami Appeal

We will have donation plates at the back of the churches today and next week if you wish to support this emergency appeal by Christian Aid.

Our Harvest Weekend

All the churches were wonderfully decorated. Thank you to everyone who helped to make them look so stunning. Thank you for all the food and money donated for the Norwich Foodbank. During Evensong at Felthorpe we celebrated the completion of a new toilet and servery, dedicated by our Archdeacon, Karen. A collection was also taken for The Leprosy Mission which raised £93.19.  

Benefice Away Day20 October
This has been postponed until next year as many people who want to come are away.

Quiz and Chips - Saturday 27 October, Horsford Church Room, 7pm
Tickets cost £9.00. There are just 50 places. Book with Carolyn (710737) or Rosemary (483133)

Evensong at Norwich Cathedral - Wednesday 31 October, 5.30pm

Our Benefice will be remembered in the prayers at Evensong in Norwich Cathedral. Please go along and be part of this special service.

Shoe Box Appeal
We are supporting Hevingham Primary School in their Serbian School Box appeal. If you have shoe boxes, Christmas wrapping paper and gifts for girls, boys or adults, please bring them to church by Sunday 28 October and we will take them to the school for packing. If you would like to support the charity, it costs £3 to send a box; a donation can be left with us or on the website
Suggested items: toothbrush, tooth paste, hat, scarf, gloves, soap, small toy, sweets (no chocolate), pencil, small note book, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, biro, new makeup, comb, brush, shaving foam, shampoo, deodorant, kitchen utensils, screwdriver, household candles.

The Real Advent Calendar
There are 15 calendars available at £3.99 each. If you would like one, please sign up on the order form at the back of church.

Pray  for…

….Prayer Spaces at Horsford Primary School Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October; 

…..the families and friends of George Darcup, whose funeral is taking place on Monday 15 October, 2.45 pm St Faith’s;

…..Margaret at the Nebula Full Governing Body meeting (includes Horsford Primary School), Monday 15 October, 6.30 pm;

…..for Margaret attending Families and Faith After Baptism Conference on Wednesday and Thursday;

…..Nichola, being baptised at Horsford on Sunday 21 October, 10.00 am;

 …..those whose Banns are being read this month:

Trish and Gary, to be married on 28 October, Horsford;

Jacob and Rebecca, to be married on 8 December, Horsford;

Alexander and Jennifer, to be married on 28 December, Horstead.






21 October

21st Sunday after Trinity

8.45 am
Morning Prayer BCP

10.00 am
Holy Communion

11.00 am
Morning Worship

28 October

Last Sunday after Trinity

8.45 am
Holy Communion BCP

10.00 am
Morning Worship


11.00 am
Holy Communion

4 November
All Souls

10.30 am, Horsford
Benefice Service, With Rev Canon Keith James

3.00 pm, Horsford
Service to give thanks for those we have loved who have died

11 November

8.45 am
Holy Communion BCP with Act of Remembrance

10.50 am
Remembrance Service

4.00 pm

10.50 am
Remembrance Service

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesdays – Horsford


Our Benefice Team


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Margaret's day off is Thursday

Associate Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Assistant Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:




Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Wendy Tooby


01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


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Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Rev Margaret McPhee

Horsford: Shirley Mather

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